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A Corporate Philosopher Goes to Prison – Innovative Approaches to Business, Charity and Education

May 9, 2007
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


Please join us to examine the claim that Philosophy still claims to be the ‘mother of all disciplines,’ and as such to be indispensable in cultivating and claiming ‘the good life.’ Dewilde will discuss this claim and examine it light of his work with prisoners and business leaders.

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Michael DeWilde, Ph.D.

Corporate Philosopher and Associate Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

Michael DeWilde is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Associate Director of the Business Ethics Center at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. At GVSU he teaches Eastern Philosophy, Buddhism, Ethics, Ethics in ProfessionalLife, and the Working Classics seminar, which received the 2002 national award for “Excellence in Philosophy Programs” from the American Philosophical Association. In addition he has, for the past five years, been a consultant to area businesses, including the Louis Padnos Iron and Metal Co. and the Koeze Company. DeWilde is a regular speaker at conferences, the recipient of a major grant from the Kellogg Foundation, and is currently at work on a book about the value of the liberal arts in business. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Grand Rapids Press, among others. DeWilde holds degrees from William James College and Harvard University.